17 Book Art Prints For People Who Wear Their Book-Loving Hearts On Their Sleeves (and Walls)

Buying a book for a book lover is surprisingly difficult territory. Of course you can think that they haven’t read this one yet, but you can never know for sure. You don’t know if you are buying the right edition or the right cover variant. But all book lovers, from literary snobs to library enthusiasts to people who listen to their pages, love a good literary art print.

With wall art, you can declare your love of books without cramming anything into those overcrowded shelves. Here are wonderful art prints for book lovers, because sometimes an art print is worth several thousand words.

These prints range from tastefully rendered book quotes to vintage book covers. There are minimalist interpretations of literature, full illustrations of book scenes, and even whole books reproduced on a single poster. There is a print out there for everyone. And now your bedroom, office, or sprawling library wing can be lined with beautiful works of bookish art. It’s a tragic fact of reality that book lovers can’t read books every second of every day, but this wall decor will remind you of your favorite reads even when you don’t have time to read them.


Langston Hughes Quote Print

Langston Hughes, $24, obvious condition

Obvious State should be everyone’s first stop for literary art prints because its collection is simply stunning. This Langston Hughes quote is illustrated with a striking silhouette of a man’s soul going deeper and deeper.


‘The Little Prince’ print

The Little Prince, $24, Litographs

Litographs is another great place for bookish art. He has posters, bags and shirts with whole books printed on it, like this adorable print of the Little Prince on his home planet.


Harry Potter ‘Adventure’ Print

Adventure, $45, Pottermore

Yes, I know you’ve read other books, but at the end of the day, we’re all just a bunch of nostalgic Potterheads. This illustration of the “Adventure” quote from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will have you smiling fondly and then crying again for Dumbledore.


A map of genres of fiction

A Plot of Fiction Genres, $29, Pop Chart Lab

If you like your wall art to be somewhat educational as well, this is the print for you. With this poster you can browse the tangle of literary genres, from Lord of the Rings to Bridget Jones Diary and back.


Half-Poet, Half-Wolf Pendant

Half Poet Half Wolf, $40, Rayo & Honey

Rayo & Honey offers wall hangings adorned with inspirational slogans, such as “Read Write Repeat” or “Part Poet Part Wolf”. Hang it above your favorite reading or writing spot to feel a little fiercer when picking up a pen.


Pride and Prejudice Print

Pride and Prejudice, $24, lithograph

For Austen fans, enjoy a cup of tea and some sober flirting while admiring your new Pride and Prejudice art print. And yes, the whole book is printed on this coin, albeit in very small print.


Print “An Unexpected Delivery”

An Unexpected Delivery, $25, Pottermore

Wow your guests with this gorgeous print of Hagrid delivering little baby Harry Potter to the house of his neglectful aunt and uncle. It’s a perfectly captured illustration of one of the show’s most iconic moments.


A visual compendium of typewriters


“Too fond of books” print

“She loves quotes too much” print, $26, Bookishly

Don’t have a ton of free wall space? You can still display this cute floral mini print of a Louisa May Alcott quote, which reads, “She loves books too much, and it’s changed her brain.”


Zora Neale Hurston Quote Print

Zora Neale Hurston, $24, obvious condition

This Obvious State print weaves author Zora Neale Hurston’s image into a seascape and moonscape, illustrating her quote: “And the moon breaks the heart of the ocean.”


United States Literary Map

USA Literary Map, $15, The Literary Gift Company

For a crash course in American lighting, pick up this beautifully crafted map from American authors. You can use this map to plan your next all-American playlist or even your next trip across the country.


Impression of the Gryffindor common room

Gryffindor Common Room, $25, Pottermore

Curl up by the fire and make any room as cozy as the Gryffindor common room with this warm and inviting print. Or, if you’re looking for something more excellent, Pottermore also has a copy of the Slytherin common room.


“The Great Gatsby” Print


‘Wuthering Heights’ Art Print

Wuthering Heights, $118, Penguin Books

For an even more old-school book cover look, splurge on one of these vintage Penguin covers. Nothing more classic than this awkwardly dancing Penguin logo.


100 Essential Novels Scratch Chart

100 Essential Novels Scratch Chart, $35, Pop Chart Lab

If you want art you can interact with, you need this board. For each novel you read, you scratch off the gold leaf and reveal a new detail on the cover. Use this board as a giant TBR list, or go ahead and scratch the covers to your heart’s content (I won’t stop you).

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Elaine F. Brim